West Side STEM Learning Center

Building STEM Learning on the West Side
5044 West Harrison
Chicago, IL 60644

What we offer at the West Side STEM Learning Center

The West Side STEM Learning Center serves as a regional anchor for high-quality STEM out-of-school time learning opportunities, providing free and accessible STEM learning hub for West Side youth, and families. In partnership with the Chicago Public Schools, ABC Network 3 office, the West Side STEM Learning Center aims to amplify the value of STEM learning in the community, and strengthen community cohesion through family programming, and bring citywide STEM resources and programs to the local community. 

The West Side STEM Learning Center envisions

  • Catalyzing and modeling excellence in STEM education by offering extended learning programs that reflect best practices in STEM education.
  • Linking and leveraging existing STEM learning initiatives across the city to the local community.
  • Expanding the impact of the regional STEM schools by providing a community-based hub of STEM programming beyond the classroom.
  • Strengthening the community’s reputation as a place of quality STEM education and innovation.

Our Programs

After-school Programs

Programs are available for middle school students from 4th-8th grade.

Doors open at 3:00 pm and pick up is no later than 6:00 pm.

Programs begin in early October and run through the middle of May.

Registration Required

Opportunities available for program participant siblings K-3rd.


Winter & Spring Break Camp

Programs are available for middle school and high school students.

Winter break schedule is released in early December.

Spring break camp occurs during Chicago Public School spring break.

Registration Required

Summer STEM Camp

Summer STEM Camp is available for students from K-8th grade.

Summer camp is 8 weeks long from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Program starts July 1st through August 23rd.

Registration Required


For more information contact us

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Help our Youth Take Flight

We believe that STEM has the power to:

To steer youth from violence.
To break the cycle of poverty.
To make bright futures possible.

And you can help!

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